The Personal Parish for the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Aloysius' Church, 233 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North, 3161

News and Announcements

27th July 2014


Mr Ted Stanley, a long-standing member of our community, died on Friday 25th July after a short illness. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10.30 am on Thursday 31st July, at St Michael’s Church, 129 High St, Berwick. All are welcome to attend. RIP.

Further information on the Melbourne Programme of His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke is available here.

Let us offer the coming first Friday & Saturday as days of prayer & penance for our persecuted brothers & sisters in Christ, in the Middle East. Aside from attending Mass and devoutly receiving Holy Communion for this intention, consider praying a portion of the Divine Office, spending time in Eucharistic Adoration, or praying the Holy Rosary to invoke the Divine assistance for our brothers and sisters under persecution for Christ’s name. Also, please consider writing to the Prime Minister, asking him to do whatever he can to intervene to protect and support the persecuted.

We are pleased to announce that His Eminence, Raymond Cardinal Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, will celebrate Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Throne, at St Aloysius’ Church on Sunday, 31st August, 2014, at 10.30 am. His Eminence will also confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on those candidates who have been registered with us.

Sacrament of Confirmation: the following candidates are now registered to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Aloysius’ on Sunday, 31st August, 2014: Caillie Franklin, Isabella and Peter De Castella, Grace Plecas, Julia Stanfield, Mary Lyall, James Davey, Matthew Paczkowski and Marcus Basic. Please pray for them as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.

“Life, Family & Freedom”: World Congress of Families Regional meeting, Saturday 30th August at St Patrick’s Hall, 16 Childers Street Mentone, beginning 9 am. His Eminence, Cardinal Burke, will give the key note address at 11.30 am: “Natural Law and Conscience – Key to Freedom and to the Integrity of Marriage and the Family”. Other speakers include the Hon. Bernie Finn, MLC, and Bishop Peter Elliott. Pre-Registration is essential. To do this, or to obtain further details, please contact Babette Francis on 9822 5218,", or John Brennan

“Church cleaning day – Saturday, 16th August: please assist with the cleaning and preparation of the Church for the visit of His Eminence, Cardinal Burke, and the conferral of Confirmation. We will commence at 11 am, and a light luncheon will be provided for volunteers. Please assist if you can, and put it in your diary now!

Welcome home to Br Antoninus (Luke) Samy O.P., who is on vacation from his studies at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and enjoying a brief holiday with his family. Br Antoninus will give a talk to the Newman Fellowship for young adults this Friday evening, 1st August, on the Dominican vocation. Please go to the Facebook group, Newman Fellowship 2014, for further details. Come to 5.30 pm Mass beforehand if you can!

Cardinal Burke will address ‘Theology@thePub’ on Friday, 29th August, from 6.30 pm at the Pumphouse, 128 Nicholson St. The talk will be preceded by Low Pontifical Mass at Sacred Heart Church, 199 Rathdowne St, Carlton, at 5.30 pm

Billets needed for seminarians, 29th August – 5th September: : we are still in need of several more billets for seminarians who are visiting from interstate to hear Cardinal Burke, and to attend an intensive course on the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Can you help by putting up one or more in your home? Please contact Fr Tattersall by email if you can help.

Adult catechesis will be held today at Maryvale from 12.15 – 1.00 pm. It is not too late to join the class, and all are welcome!

Portiuncula Indulgence – Saturday, 2nd August: on this day a plenary indulgence is granted, under the usual conditions, to the Faithful who devoutly visit a Church and recite the Our Father and Apostles’ Creed, and a prayer of your choice for the Pope’s intentions.

Let us pray for our persecuted brethren in Christ!

“I’ll start my speech by the Word of Christ, as His Word is the source of strength and salvation of us, the poor of this lost world: "There is no need to be afraid, little flock" (Luke 12:32).

“Our present pain is associated with our Christianity and with the mystery of our Passover (i.e., Easter). Our suffering, if joined to the suffering of our Savior Jesus, "Man of Sorrows", will turn out to be a blessing and salvation to us and to others.

And the current challenges are faced with more faith, hope, and prayer and solidarity and wisdom. Be brave in front of what you are facing, do not be afraid: you have deep roots in Iraq, do not give up for frustration and despair, confident that, "all who draw the sword will die by the sword" (Matthew 26:52) and evil does not last! You are the small mustard seed, the Lord will not let you fall. He is with you today, tomorrow, and after tomorrow, and forever.

“We are your shepherds and, with our full responsibility towards you, we will stay with you to the end, [we] will not leave you, whatever the sacrifices. I repeat: do not be afraid; stay strong as you are with your faith and your hope and love. We thank God for your safety, as, no matter what, your life has no price.

“God’s blessing be upon you.”

Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako [Chaldean Catholic Church - Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Baghdad], July 20, 2014

    • Sunday, July 13

    Online Registration for our New Parish

    If you have not already done so, please take the time to commit to our Parish by registering soon.

    • Saturday, August 30

    Life, Family & Freedom

    World Congress of Families Regional meeting at St Patrick’s Hall, Mentone

    • August 31


    Confirmation will be conferred at St Aloysius’ on Sunday, 31st August, 2014.

  • Newman Fellowship for Young Adults

    Our next meeting will welcome back our own Shawn Murphy, former Newman Fellowship organizer, and now novice at the Toronto Oratory.

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  • Catechesis Classes

    Fortnightly Catechesis based on the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

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  • Bible Study Classes

    No previous knowledge is required, and everyone is welcome.

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  • Catholic Women's League Newman Parish Group

    Join the regular CWL meetings at Maryvale after Solemn Mass.

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  • Support Shawn Murphy and the Oratory

    Find out how to help Shawn, currently a Novice at the Toronto Oratory, in his formation for the Brisbane Oratory

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  • Psallamus - Our Mixed Choir

    Psallamus is our regular choir - further information and recordings are available here.

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  • The Newman Singers - Our new choir

    Find out how to join the Newman Singers, our new mixed choir. Young men and women welcome.

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  • The Wolff Organ

    The organ is of very high historical and musical significance as one of only two two-manual organs built by J.W. Wolff to survive intact

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Our YouTube Channel

Here you will find videos of parish events, with an emphasis on key homilies.

Bishop Meeking Holy Week Homilies

Bishop Meeking has visited us for Holy Week for five years in a row. Herein lie some of his marvellous homilies

Homily on our 10th Anniversary

Bishop Elliott celebrated Mass at St Aloysius' on 3rd February, 2013 to mark our 10th anniversary.